6 Jan 2008, 19:51 by abalos
31 Dec 2007, 05:54 by PayToCumI know, I know. There are literally one to four people out there wanting, nay, yearning to see my lists. Well the time has come! First off, I would like to state for the record these are my favorites and not what I think is the best. Makes it even more painful that Bruce Spingsteen didn't make it. Shucks. Also, I only find the top few "great," while the rest are simply very good... oh, and a lot of lists this year have Lily Allen's Alright, Still; I consider it a 2006 album. Get on your toes journalists!
Top 10 Records I <3'd in 07:
10. Big D & The Kids Table - Strictly Rude
Remember ska? That was fun. Some fans don’t like how much of this record doesn’t have the frantic punk pace as previous releases, but it does have things like more sophisticated song writing, better instrumentation... you know, little things like that.
Essential Tracks: Steady Riot, Shining On.
26 Jun 2007, 18:55 by pretensciousboySat 23 Jun – Battles, Sharks and Sailors
You can also read it from my blog, though there are no pictures this time. http://polyphonyprevails.blogspot.com/2007/06/battles-in-houston-numbers.html
I had heard a few things about Battleslive before I went to the show, so I came into this one with a few more expectations than normal. For one thing, I wasn’t surprised at all by the song selection which is a little surprising; they played almost exactly what they played at the venue my friend went to. But before I rip into Battles, I want to set up the whole atmosphere of the event.
I got to Numbers way too early. I arrived around 8:45; the doors were supposed to open at 8:00, and people were just now starting to come in when I got there. I bought a couple tickets on will call a couple days before because I was taking someone with me, but when I arrived, they were still giving away free tickets through the Camel sponsorship. I figured they wouldn’t refund my will call tickets anyway, but I decided to talk to the ticket booth anyway. …
18 Jun 2007, 10:25 by torazinaVen 1 Giu – Dissonanze
1 Giugno (Battles, Apparat, Nathan Fake, Alva Noto, KTL)
L'uno e il due giugno a Roma, al Palazzo dei Congressi all'Eur, si è svolta la settima edizione del Dissonanze Festival, evento ormai abituale per entrare in contatto con alcune delle produzioni internazionali nell'ambito della musica elettronica e delle arti digitali.
Come l'anno scorso, anche quest'anno il grande cubo del Palazzo dei Congressi è vistosamente illuminato da una illuminazione psichedelica (tendente al verde acido) e dalle proiezioni sulle sue immense pareti che attirano lo sguardo già solo intravedendolo dalla Cristoforo Colombo. Sono poco prima delle undici di sera e la gente è già massicciamente riunita e ammassata a ridosso delle biglietterie, e riusciamo ad entrare non prima che la musica proveniente dalla terrazza abbia iniziato a sentirsi.
Corriamo di corsa per le scalinate già stufe del continuo riferimento ad Escher e in men che non si dica ci ritroviamo al cospetto dei Battles. …